THIS LEATHER IS AWESOME! Chrome Tanned Calf in 2-3 oz. Sold by the Square Foot. This stuff is a great alternative to our more costly English Bridle leather. We have made several notebooks and wallets using our templates with this leather and it has performed well! Cuts clean and has a very firm back side. Being chrome tan it will kind of burnish, but it works even better with our edge paint!
On the color of this leather... I am going to tell you about the conversations that have been had here. This leather looks black... but it also looks like a charcoal grey. Sometimes it even looks like the deepest brown you've ever seen. No matter what color you see in this, it is a great one!